Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Flechette, Oct 9, 2016.
I was thinking slightly bigger and no grip safety, but that looks like a nice gun.
Is that the compact size grip?
I've got a Citadel 3.5 CS in .45acp.
In other words, remake the Colt Detective Special.
Perhaps both a steel one (DS) and an aluminum version (Cobra) equivalent.
Probably not enough profit to be made or S&W would still be making 'em. I know when they hit our consignment cases or WTS boards they don't last long if priced reasonably so SOMEBODY wants 'em. I recently paid some silly money for a 4506 no dash. Didn't buy it to collect, either. I bought it to shoot it. Been wanting one since I first fondled one back in the '80s.
For something new I would like a J frame sized revolver designed from the ground up as a moon clipped 9mm. All the ones I've seen are just a .357 length frame with a super short cyclinder.
Why? I think a lot of people gravitate toward revolvers for home defense due to the inherit reliability and simple manual of arms. My dad, for instance, isn't a big handgun guy, and he's perfectly happy with my old, Australian-surplus Model 10 that's basically on permanent loan to him. Load it and forget until you need it--I know, not the philosophy anybody SHOULD have, but the philosophy a lot of people DO have.
I'm aware of the Armscor revolvers that are out there--they're around $240 and seem roughly but well built. I've thought of picking one up as a front-hallway gun. But around here I've only ever seen a few at gun shows, whereas every gun shop seems to have a few Heritages. Maybe Heritage should just make K frame clones and sell them for $200. I'd buy two.
Plot twist: I think what I'm describing would sell even better if you chambered it in 9mm and designed the chambers such that you didn't need moon clips.
Edit: I also think a .410/ .45 Howdah/ Auto-Burglar pistol would sell well if it was priced reasonably and by "reasonably" I mean no more than $150. I'm aware of some of the .410 double-barreled derringers but my impression is that these were pot-metal POSs. I don't think it would be that had to make these cheaply--just overbuild it out of steel and wood. Don't ask me why, but people do seem to like their Judges and Governors just fine. If I could get one for $150 I might do it and carry it when I'm out walking for snake/ dog/ zombie squirrel deterrence.
The big frame 2" is too large for CC and barrel too short to burn all the powder.
The " " 4" is the same for CC but is long enough to burn the extra energy.
I would like them to offer them in 3" to burn more energy and shorter (at least) for better concealment.
P.S. - I wish they would offer one based on S&W rather than Colt.
I'd even deal with moon clips if needed.
With video/audio streaming to a recording device. Camera views both infra-red and visible light.
The high-capacity and light weight might be a bit too much to ask, but....
I always thought a 500 S&W Deringer would be a good bear defense sidearm.
6" Over/under double barrel with a grip substantial enough to hold onto. The gun would be flat enough to holster comfortably and you are unlikely to get more than two aimed shots in a surprise bear attack anyway.
Edit: Carl N. Brown, I posted before reading your post. You and I think alike.
Bill Ruger said the Sec.Six (also Service-six and speed-six) was a money-losing proposition, but I always thought a higher price point would not have hurt all that much and a companion piece in 10-shot 22 rimfire would have been an ideal two-gun set. Carry the SS for duty and train with the SS Rimfire.
The Security Six is much easier to carry than the GP (lighter and smaller) in a duty holster or concealed.
Terrible loss that it is discontinued.
I have wanted to see Ruger's S-Six (Security Six, Speed Six or Service Six) in .357 Magnum sold as a pair with matching S-Six in 22 rimfire.since 1975.
Maybe Hi-Point should manufacture a revolver?
A 9mm or .40 S&W (like the S&W Model 25 / 625) able to chamber and fire both moon-clipped ammunition and single-loaded.
Taurus makes a convertible 22RF/22 Magnum double action revolver which switches cylinders by pressing a button on the frame where the crane is.
Dan Wesson makes revolvers where the user can switch barrels of different lengths.
Switching cylinders AND barrels would allow one revolver to shoot any number of different calibers. (Just be careful not to put a 45 Colt cylinder behind your 44 barrel).
In the lighter calibers, it would be heavier and overbuilt and using shorter cartridges, the jump from case to front of cylinder might be problematic (mitigated by the cylinders being fitted for the shorter brass), but it would be pretty cool, especially if the barrels were lugged instead of screwed in.
Because they're so beautiful....
OK. I'll stop.
I want an affordable C-96 in 38 Super......... It will never happen.
I agree. I would buy both in a heartbeat. I could care less if they weren't original. In fact, part of me would prefer that they weren't, so I wouldn't feel guilty about shooting it and could buy multiple magazines.
Also agree. I'd actually prefer moon clips. Cheapest "magazines" around.
If they made a 6.5" long 4.5" high PMR10, I'd buy it.
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